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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 18, 2019

“Way” to go, guys.

DEBUTS
40. Normani – Motivation
39. Freya Ridings – Castles
38. Ingrid Michaelson – Young And In Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Keane – Love Too Much (40)
29. Katy Perry – Small Talk (34)
23. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (31) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
18. Stephen Puth – Look Away (23)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (13) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (09) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (10) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (05) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Zara Larsson – All The Time (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Joy (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks
02. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (03) | PEAK: #02
01. Keane – The Way I Feel (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
2. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (3)
3. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (4)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (2)
5. Westlife – Dynamite (5)
6. Morgxn – A New Way (7)
7. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (9)
8. Lauv featuring Anne-Marie – Lonely (-)
9. JOHN.k – If We Never Met (-)
10. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (10)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Bishop Briggs – Champion
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
Lizzo – Good As Hell (new)
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away (new)
New Hope Club – Love Again
Taylor Swift – Lover (new)
Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday
The Highwomen – The Chain
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Earning their second #1 song on my chart and first since the spring of 2012, Keane climbs from 2-1 with “The Way I Feel”. The band also rises from 40-33 with “Love Too Much”, the follow-up single. Both cuts can be found on their album Cause And Effect, due September 20. Debuting at #38, Ingrid Michaelson has this week’s highest new entry with “Young And In Love”, which follows her recent #9 entry “Missing You”. At #39, Freya Ridings earns her first top 40 single (following a few near misses) with “Castles”, a current top ten hit in Belgium and Scotland. A third new song checks in at #40: “Motivation” by Normani, which marks her first appearance on my list, though she’s had plenty of radio hits both as a solo artist and with the girl group Fifth Harmony. All three of this week’s new entries impact at either the Hot AC or Top 40 format by the end of the month.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 11, 2019

“Joy” to the chart world.

DEBUTS
40. Keane – Love Too Much
39. Natasha Bedingfield – Kick It
34. Katy Perry – Small Talk | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
32. Dean Lewis – Waves (38)
31. Tones And I – Dance Monkey (39) | BIGGEST MOVER
28. Noah Kahan – Cynic (33)
23. Stephen Puth – Look Away (28)
(see #6 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
08. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Zara Larsson – All The Time (11) | PEAK: #06
05. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
04. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (08) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Keane – The Way I Feel (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Joy (01) | PEAK: #01 for three weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (1)
2. Stanaj – Love Me (4)
3. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (5)
4. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (6)
5. Westlife – Dynamite (3)
6. Freya Ridings – Castles (-)
7. Morgxn – A New Way (10)
8. Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday (8)
9. Fitz & The Tantrums – I Just Wanna Shine (-)
10. NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (-)

In The Mix:
AJ Mitchell featuring Ava Max – Slow Dance (new)
Ali Gatie – It’s You
American Authors – Stay Around
Ariana Grande & Social House – Boyfriend
Bishop Briggs – Champion
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
JOHN.k – If We Never Met (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
New Hope Club – Love Again
The Highwomen – The Chain (new)
The Score – Stay

Chart Notes:

  • Bastille remains at #1 for a third week with “Joy”, as bulleted entries from Keane and Taylor Swift round out the top three. Look for either “The Way I Feel” or “You Need To Calm Down” to move into the top spot next week. Speaking of Keane, the group also has one of three debuts in the top 40 with “Love Too Much”, which bows at #40. Both songs appear on their forthcoming studio album Cause And Effect, which is due September 20. The two other entries are from solo women: Katy Perry‘s “Small Talk” is in at #34, which serves as the follow-up to her recent #1 song “Never Really Over”, while Natasha Bedingfield‘s “Kick It” fights its way into the #39 spot. This is Bedingfield’s first track to hit my list in 6-1/2 years: her last entry, the Lifehouse collaboration “Between The Raindrops”, peaked at #7. Her latest album Roll With Me arrives on August 30.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: August 4, 2019

It’s a “Joy” to be at the top.

DEBUTS
39. Tones And I – Dance Monkey
38. Dean Lewis – Waves | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (39) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
28. Stephen Puth – Look Away (34)
25. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (30)
21. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
16. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (21)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (11) | PEAK: #09
09. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
08. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (06) | PEAK: #04
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (03) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Keane – The Way I Feel (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Joy (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (3)
2. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
3. Westlife – Dynamite (2)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (4)
5. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (5)
6. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (6)
7. Natasha Bedingfield – Kick It (-)
8. Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday (9)
9. Bishop Briggs – Champion (10)
10. Morgxn – A New Way (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
American Authors – Stay Around
Ariana Grande & Social House – Boyfriend (new)
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Freya Ridings – Castles (new)
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven
New Hope Club – Love Again (new)
The Score – Stay (new)

Chart Notes:

  • Bastille stays at #1 for a second week with “Joy”, a current top ten hit on the Alternative radio survey, while Keane remains strong at #2 with their biggest song in seven years, “The Way I Feel”. Will it reach the top in the coming weeks? This battle is a tough one, but it could succeed. A pair of Australian artists have new songs in the top 40, with a reissue of Dean Lewis‘s “Waves” leading the way at #38. The original version of “Waves” bubbled under my chart in January and February of last year. A newer version of the track, which was remixed by Timbaland, impacts at the Hot AC format on Monday. A notch lower, at #39, it’s the first appearance of Tones And I with “Dance Monkey”. The viral smash ranks at #1 on the official singles chart in Australia as of earlier this weekend and continues to break across Europe.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 28, 2019

Bringing “Joy” to this July weekend.

DEBUTS
39. Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls
37. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things
36. Noah Kahan – Cynic | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
34. Stephen Puth – Look Away (40)
30. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (37) | BIGGEST MOVER
26. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (31)
21. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (26)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Maren Morris – The Bones (12) | PEAK: #10
09. Illenium & Jon Bellion – Good Things Fall Apart (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (08) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (06) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04/ Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
03. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
02. Keane – The Way I Feel (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (3)
2. Westlife – Dynamite (4)
3. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (9)
4. Stanaj – Love Me (8)
5. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (6)
6. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (7)
7. Dean Lewis – Waves (-)
8. American Authors – Stay Around (-)
9. Tegan & Sara – I’ll Be Back Someday (-)
10. Bishop Briggs – Champion (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Lee Brice – Rumor (new)
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • The English quartet Bastille earns their fifth #1 song on my chart with “Joy”, advancing from 3-1. In November, they earned their previous #1 hit with the Marshmello collaboration “Happier”, which spent four weeks at the summit. It’s featured on the album Doom Days, which came out last month. There’s a fair amount of debut action this week, with Noah Kahan‘s “Cynic” coming in the highest at #36. The tune marks his fifth top 40 entry to date; his most recent, a #5 song called “Mess”, falls a few spots to #25 on the current list. Landing at #37, we have the first collaboration together for Alexander Cardinale and Christina Perri. “Simple Things” is just below the top 50 at Hot AC radio and gaining well. Finally, at #39, a song that’s headed to Alternative radio in a few weeks: “Hotel Walls”, the second top 40 entry for Smith & Thell. Their first chart hit, “Forgive Me Friend”, spent three weeks at #6 this past spring. It remains in the top ten on the Triple A radio chart.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 21, 2019

This one’s “Really” good.

DEBUTS
40. Stephen Puth – Look Away
37. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love (38)
26. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (31)
15. Zara Larsson – All The Time (23) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (08) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
09. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #09
08. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (06) | PEAK: #06
06. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Keane – The Way I Feel (04) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (02) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Noah Kahan – Cynic (2)
2. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (6)
3. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
4. Westlife – Dynamite (5)
5. BBMak – Bullet Train (4)
6. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (7)
7. Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other (-)
8. Stanaj – Love Me (-)
9. Gone West – What Could’ve Been (-)
10. Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand (-)

In The Mix:
Ali Gatie – It’s You (new)
American Authors – Stay Around (new)
Bishop Briggs – Champion (new)
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow
Joseph – Fighter
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
LIVVIA – Dizzy
NCT 127 – Highway To Heaven (new)
Smith & Thell – Hotel Walls (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy

Chart Notes:

  • Earning a second week at #1, Katy Perry‘s “Never Really Over” holds strong at the top. In fact, the entire top five is frozen from last week. On the move from 23-15, Zara Larsson‘s new single “All The Time” is the Biggest Mover once again and headed towards the top ten. We also say hello to a pair of debuts this week, led by P!nk and Cash Cash‘s “Can We Pretend” at #37. It’s one of three songs that P!nk has on the list this week, all coming from her most recent set Hurts 2B Human, and impacts at Hot AC radio this coming Monday. Stephen Puth‘s latest tune is also new to the countdown: “Look Away” enters at #40. (No, it’s not a Chicago remake.) Puth previously reached my chart with “Sexual Vibe” earlier this year, which topped out at #19.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 14, 2019

A Perry good return to the top.

DEBUTS
39. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me
38. Kygo x Whitney Houston – Higher Love | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
33. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil (38)
31. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now (37) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)
23. Zara Larsson – All The Time (29) | BIGGEST MOVER (tie)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Elton John & Taron Egerton – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (11) | PEAK: #09
08. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (04) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
07. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #06
05. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Keane – The Way I Feel (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Bastille – Joy (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
01. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

[b]Top 10 Next In Line:[/b]
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
2. Noah Kahan – Cynic (3)
3. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (2)
4. BBMak – Bullet Train (5)
5. Westlife – Dynamite (6)
6. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (9)
7. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (8)
8. P!nk featuring Cash Cash – Can We Pretend (-)
9. LIVVIA – Dizzy (10)
10. Stephen Puth – Look Away (-)

[b]In The Mix:[/b]
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Ed Sheeran with Chris Stapleton & Bruno Mars – Blow (new)
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Joseph – Fighter (new)
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • Due to tonight’s unexpected blackout in New York City, which affected the area in which I reside, full commentary will return next week. In the meantime, Katy Perry earns her sixth #1 single on my chart with “Never Really Over”, up 2-1, while Kygo and Whitney Houston‘s “Higher Love” is the week’s Highest Debut, landing at #38. It’s the late Houston’s first song to enter my chart since 2002’s “Whatchulookinat”.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: July 7, 2019

“Can’t” wait for a second week.

DEBUTS
38. Avril Lavigne – I Fell In Love With The Devil
37. Rob Thomas – Can’t Help Me Now
36. Dave Matthews Band featuring Brandi Carlile – Come Tomorrow | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
29. Zara Larsson – All The Time (34)
24. Michael Bublé – Forever Now (30)
22. James TW – Incredible (29) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks
(see #8 below)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ingrid Michaelson – Missing You (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Dean Lewis – Stay Awake (05) | PEAK: #04
08. Taylor Swift – You Need To Calm Down (14) | PEAK: #08
07. Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – I Don’t Care (07) | PEAK: #07
06. Lizzo – Truth Hurts (08) | PEAK: #06
05. Keane – The Way I Feel (09) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie – ME! (03) | PEAK: #01 for four weeks
03. Bastille – Joy (04) | PEAK: #03
02. Katy Perry – Never Really Over (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Shawn Mendes – If I Can’t Have You (01) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Sheryl Crow featuring Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris – Prove You Wrong (1)
2. Collective Soul – Right As Rain (4)
3. Noah Kahan – Cynic (5)
4. Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD – Hate Me (8)
5. BBMak – Bullet Train (6)
6. Westlife – Dynamite (-)
7. Lewis Capaldi – Hold Me While You Wait (3)
8. Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine (-)
9. Alexander Cardinale featuring Christina Perri – Simple Things (-)
10. LIVVIA – Dizzy (9)

In The Mix:
Alec Benjamin – If We Have Each Other
Celine Dion – Flying On My Own
Daughtry – As You Are
Ed Sheeran featuring Khalid – Beautiful People
Gone West – What Could’ve Been
Kygo & Whitney Houston – Higher Love
Lauren Daigle – Rescue
Liam Gallagher – Shockwave
Live – Hold Me Up
MKTO – Shoulda Known Better
Stephen Puth – Look Away (new)
Sugar Ray – Make It Easy
Wilder Woods – Supply And Demand

Chart Notes:

  • Shawn Mendes‘s big hit “If I Can’t Have You” remains at #1 on my personal chart for a second week, while it continues to rise at several radio formats. Meanwhile, three new tracks make it onto the chart: the highest, checking in at #36, is an updated version of “Come Tomorrow” by the Dave Matthews Band with Brandi Carlile. Late last year, the group peaked at #6 on my list with “Again And Again”. Rob Thomas debuts at #37 with “Can’t Help Me Now”, his follow-up to “One Less Day (Dying Young)”, a recent #2 entry that’s still in the top 20. Finally, at #38, the third top 40 title from Head Above Water arrives: that’s “I Fell In Love With The Devil” by Avril Lavigne. The title track from the set earned a week at the summit late last year.

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